The Museum of Ice Cream - San Francisco, Pt. 1
"Cause I've got a golden ticket, I've got a golden chance to make my way, and with a golden ticket, it's a golden day" -Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
I got a golden ticket, not to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, but something us local Bay Area citizens might liken our experience to: The Museum of Ice Cream. A highly publicized and coveted experience, The Museum of Ice Cream is completely sold out in both of its locations: Los Angeles and San Francisco, and as far as for the San Francisco location: we're talking completely sold out through next February. If you wanna get a bunch of friends together and buyout a morning time slot for a private tour you can still do that, but for me I was one of the people with major FOMO who tried and failed to get a ticket on the day of the general admission ticket releases. Luckily for me, I saw a post made by Keith Bodziak, a San Francisco-based fashion and lifestyle photographer - he was going and you could come and have an amazing photoshoot inside the museum. What did I immediately think? TREAT YO'SELF. And I'm so glad I did.
For those of you who know my blog - I'm not one of those bloggers who just post 4-5 photos and very little writing. I'm a long-form blogger who posts A LOT of photos and A LOT of writing. Read it or not, but please do enjoy these photos. I think they're amazing and one reason I post so many is - I have too many favorites. Thank you Keith! (oh and please don't repost any of these photos without tagging him! @keithbodziak on Instagram) Thank you <3
Ok first of all, I want to tell you about how I didn't want to be (I'm not the "I'd like all the attention on me type" but I was, voted for team captain by all of the 11am attendees. Apparently you're all a team and I was given the duty of ensuring that everyone had the best time possible. Thankfully the museum does that for itself! Lol. Anyways, I completely blame my outfit. I wanted to be super EXTRA but still very me. What does that even mean? I guess I'd say that I can be understated while over-the-top, versus full-on in-your-face-extra. Don't worry, we're all queens, haha. I made my skirt, with this SUPER cute ice cream fabric, and made a matching reversible tote bag (the other side has donuts, haha). My black fitted peasant top is very pin-up and I wanted to make one from a new Charm Pattern I have by pattern designer, Gretchen Hersch, but there was no time for that and I'll have to do it later. My AMAZING and incredibly stunning cake purse is by Kate Spade, and so are my beautiful (and surprisingly comfortable) patent shoes. Last but certainly not least, my cherry jewelry - again - Kate Spade. That whole cherry collection spoke to me, obviously (I'm a longtime cherry motif lover) and it was perfect because our team name was Team CHERRY ON TOP.
Ok, this diner was amazing and this was the cutest juke box I've ever seen. Pink everything - I was in heaven, ice cream heaven, that is.
When I first visited San Francisco - over 5 years ago (omg where did time go - Obviously, I never left!) My godmother Kim told me not to forget to visit Bi-Rite Creamery. I was happy to discover they were being served here and LUCKY me, getting my favorite flavor: Strawberry!! It was such a yummy little sundae. My outfit was made for this diner, haha.
Here are some behind the scenes photos which I'll be sharing with each post as well! These were taken by Keith's awesome assistant, Liz! :
Hope you enjoyed reading about our grand entrance to the Museum of Ice Cream! There's a lot of photos (I just love them all!) So I'll be blogging in segments. Now I'm off to eat some ice-cream! Thank you so much for reading!